Rhode Island Early Learning Council Comprehensive Advisory Plan and Recommendations 2016-2020


On Monday, May 16, 2016, Governor Gina Raimondo's Summit on Early Education and Care was held, focused on creating opportunities for Rhode Island's youngest learners from birth through age 8. Keynote remarks were provided by Bette Hyde, Ph.D., Former Director of Washington State's Department of Early Learning.  For more information, please see event picturesThe Providence Journal coverage, highlights from table discussions (strengths and areas for action), and the following presentations:

Early Learning in Rhode Island: Recent Progress — Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Executive Director Elizabeth Burke Bryant

"One Science" and the Early Learning System in Washington State — Bette Hyde, Ph.D.

  • The Summit was coordinated through a partnership among the Governor's Office, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.


Media release, October 27, 2015: R.I. making progress toward enhancing high-quality early-learning programs


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